“Heroin(e),” a story of struggle and hope at the epicenter of America’s opioid epidemic in West Virginia, has been nominated for a prestigious Peabody Award in the documentary category. Directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon and produced by McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon, the film follows three women who are battling to break the devastating cycle of drug abuse one person at a time.

The Netflix original documentary was co-produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and Requisite Media. It was part of CIR’s Glassbreaker Films initiative, funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation, which supported women in documentary filmmaking and investigative journalism.

The Peabody Awards celebrate the most compelling and empowering fiction and nonfiction stories from television, radio/podcasts and the web. Peabody winners will be announced over the next several weeks, with the documentary category announced April 17.

“Heroin(e)” is available globally on Netflix.

For more information about “Heroin(e),” visit the film’s website.

See the full list of Peabody finalists here.

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